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What's on Your Face? Ten Most Toxic Cosmetics

By Courtney Dentch - 2011-12-02T19:43:15Z

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Toxic Cat Eyes in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian women were among the first endangered divas. The kohl they used to create those iconic cat eyes was a paste of soot, fatty matter and metals, including lead, antimony, manganese or copper. Repeated use of kohl is thought to have caused insomnia, irritability and decreased mental function.

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